Art Education Major

Virtual Sessions – Department of Art

Interested in learning more about the Department of Art at Youngstown State University? The Department of Art is hosting virtual information sessions to allow students and families to learn more about the outstanding programs offered at YSU.  Current available sessions are below:

Spring 2021

  • Tuesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm - Interdisciplinary Studio Art
  • Tuesday. April 13th at 6:00 pm - Sculpture and Ceramics
  • Monday, May 10th at 6:00 pm - Graphic + Interactive Design

Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty member and have their questions answered!

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What You'll Study

Your coursework will take you on a journey of lifelong learning, artistry, research and teaching. You will be prepared for a career as an art teacher, leading and advocating for the arts in schools, museums, community centers and other settings. You'll learn how to manage a classroom of diverse students and foster their learning and love for the visual arts.

The Art Education program is designed to nurture your professional teaching skills and your creative and intellectual growth. You will have the opportunity to work alongside faculty who hold a variety of artistic and research interests. With smaller class sizes and hands-on field teaching experience, you'll be ready to enter the teaching profession or an advanced graduate degree program by the end of your four years.

Art Education MA available for this major. 


  • Art Education Major

    As a freshman, you can elect the Art Education as your major and enroll in art courses after a portfolio review at the end of your freshman year. Once you become a junior, you'll begin your professional education courses to complete the major.

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Internships and Jobs


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  • Summit Academy Community School
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One More Thing

My favorite aspect of the Art Education program is the wide variety of skills that I have gained. From soldering metal and painting portraits, to working hands on with K-12 students, I have learned so much about how to spread my love for art with children. I could not be more grateful for the passionate faculty from both the Art and Education departments."

Kacie Gligora, Class of 2016